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'll push as hard as we can. martha: mark these send, former speechwriter to president george w. bush. alcan combs -- alan colmes, host of the "alan colmes radio show". good morning. big day in america. great to have you both with us. you heard david plouffe's remarks. you worked for president george w. bush. is there common ground that needs to be sought on this issue in this country, do you think? >> i think there can be. look, i have two daughters who are the exact same age as the kids who died in newtown. there are a lot of things the republicans can support like the president announced. better gun owner and safety education and mental health support and helping develop emergency responses and the rest but when the president goes to gun control i think the public support and bipartisan support drops dramatically. there is a fox news poll shows only 22% of americans believe more gun control would have actually stopped an incident in newtown where as 71% think the criminals will get guns anyway. the 71% are right. there sim peer call evidence that shows it. i think it is a mistake to go af
. is that the case? karl rove, former senior advisor to president george w. bush and a fox news contributor and good morning to you, karl. i see you stayed far away from washington, d.c. today, back there in austin, texas. what do you think that number, 55%, reflects based on what we've watched over the past two months? >> well, it reflects people paying attention to what's been going on. the president has been far more confrontational after the election. in fact, excuse me, "new york times" article yesterday interviewing a bunch of his friends where one of the takeaways from his friends and aides, he would be quote, more bloody-minded about republicans. recent stories in both the post and "l.a. times" and "new york times" where his aids felt aides felt he was liberated in his section term. liberated from what? take on political opposition and focus on defeating the republicans in the fourth fourth election. most presidents say they're liberated. i'm never on the ballot again. i can work with people to bring together big purposes. the president has much smaller objective. let me beat use my power to
president, and george w. bush was a guy who thought deeply about imuation reform, poverty and trying to craft a middle class agenda for the gop. george w. bush is a figure that many republicans have been running away from. so tell me, do you think republicans were too quick to abandon george w. bush? >> i'm sorry, what? i was tweeting. i'm sorry. [laughter] um, well, yes and no. i think, obviously, politically republicans distanced themselves from george w. bush because it was politic thing to do. numbers don't lie. he became very unpopular. parties tend not to embrace figures and politicians who become unpopular. my view is that a lot of the distress over bush's domestic agenda from which republicans fled beginning really in 2005 had, it was a, it was an ancillary result of the failure to secure victory in iraq early and to have a favorable reckoning -- >> so iraq sank what might have been a successful domestic policy agenda? >> right. well, what i mean is that i think the entire country stopped listening to president bush on what would be efficacious for the country when it lost fa
to elbow their way to the front. for george h.w. bush that's a great example. another great example, william f. buckley. he had liberal friends. in fact, he campaigned for liberals that were his friends even though he knew it upset some on the conservative side. for william f. buckley, it wasn't a blood sport. >> to end this block, to counter it just a bit, and i'm sorry but it has the added value of being true, the president does need to reach out.agree. but he has, and it hasn't worked. so when he does it again, the republicans actually need to show up. >> you just quoted henry kissinger. there is hope. >> that's like me going jogging for ten minutes and saying afterwards, you know what i didn't lose 30 pounds. no i'm dead serious. they have stuck their toe in the water. that is it. when you still have democrats, democratic senators that run the senate andrea mitchell complaining that they've never been to camp david, the president doesn't call them they don't go over to the white house, then it's time for him to be more aggressive about this. >> two points quic
distance themselves from george w. bush because it was the thing to do. numbers do not lie. he became very unpopular. parties to not to embrace figures and politicians to become unpopular. my view is that a lot of distress over bush' domestic agenda from which they fled the gangnam could 2005. is that an ancillary -- it had been an ancillary result of failure to defend iraq and have a favorable recognition. >> what might have been a successful policy agenda. >> i think the entire country stopped listening to president bush which would be good for the country when it lost faith that he was managing the war effectively. he found it more difficult to get hearings on some of the issues. a lot of people on the right to it came at bush on a lot of these domestic issues. they were feeling extremely distressed about what was going on in the war and did not want to turn on the war. we have troops in the field. this seems like a noble endeavor. they were angry at him for throwing them on the defensive for the prosecution of the war. as a result of the republican party getting thrown on its heels of
of them will not be here today. george w. bush, and george h.w. bush. the 88-year-old just got home from the hospital because of bronchitis and infection. and his son, george w., said he wanted to be with his father. but his dad said, when you leave the stage, stay off the stage. that's liberating. >> president carter, in september, set the record for the longest retirement in presidential history. it had been held by hubert hoover. now, jimmy carter's been ex-president for 32 years. and what he has done with that, as well. you see the crowds crossing pennsylvania avenue. everyone gathering. the president will be coming to the capitol, starting around 10:40. >> we are told, people are given much clearer directions this year about where they go, when they can cross. that security has asked that apps are guiding everybody. people were stuck in a tunnel four years ago, and couldn't get to their destination. >> 2 million people came to the mall. under 1 million this time around. you see the crowd right there. the president and the first lady are inside the white house right now. earlier this
george w. bush mitt romney's healthcare provider. on and on. so when i say, and yet for all of these things that he has done, he has copied all of these big ideas from republicans. again, going all the way back and then to nixon and yet their response is, he is just a fascist, a socialist. really? what were nixon and reagan and george w. bush for god's sake? they completely shunned their own. they ignored their own history >> bill: they don't recognize their own ideas. right? when they are staring them in the face. >> i think most people can recognize the republican party of today is not the republican party of 20, 30 years ago. most people who look at this independently can see that. but i think the bigger question is: is there ever going to be anything that's a wake-up call for them? what would the wake-up call be that they say, okay. we really need to change here? >> i think the wake-up call if you delve into these poll numbers from these election night numbers we were just talking about this, you know, off there, they lost the hispanic vo
from george w. bush because it was the thing to do. numbers do not lie. he became very unpopular. parties do not have to embrace figures and politicians to become unpopular. my view is that a lot of distress over bush's domestic agenda from which they fled in 2005. it had been an ancillary result of failure to defend iraq and have a favorable recognition. >> what might have been a successful policy agenda? >> i think the entire country stopped listening to president bush which would be good for the country when it lost faith that he was managing the war effectively. he found it more difficult to get hearings on some of the issues. a lot of people on the right to it came at bush on a lot of these domestic issues. they were feeling extremely distressed about what was going on in the war and did not want to turn on the war. we have troops in the field. this seems like a noble endeavor. they were angry at him for throwing them on the defensive for the prosecution of the war. as a result of the republican party getting thrown on its heels of immigration, in 2006 i published a book on
but no one will dispute the fact that george w. bush was aiming for the bleachers with his second inaugural with what he called his freedom speech which is -- in terms of projecting american force, moral and military around the world in the wake of 9/11 and the doctrine of preemptive military action. >> you knows the reference to lincoln, we talk about being in a divided america now. in many ways we are politically. but you think about lincoln and that inauguration, both of his, it was a different level. >> different level all together. he is involved in the conflict where half a million people would be killed, the end of channeled slavery. a lot is at stake. we're fighting now but not anywhere like that, thank god. >> we're about to see the introduction of the first lady of the united states, michelle obama. as you watched her grow in this role the last four years, what do you think? >> well she has done -- she is a, the most popular person in america just about. she has firmed up the sense of this family as a very responsible family that people can relate to, which was not always going to
party over the past four years since george w. bush left town is roger els. he's run the party, he's run the conservative movement. when roger els decides she's not worth the trouble, then that means that conservatism's moving in a new direction. i talked about what happened this weekend at "the national review" institute's talk. i was really surprised. really surprised by what i heard. and heartened, whether it was bill kristol or john hatoritz. also scott walker who is doing really well up in wisconsin. and all the republicans got up there, and they were saying the same thing. we've got to stop being the stupid party. we've been saying here for six months, we have got to -- and john, i thought, had one of the best points, that we have stifled debate. the conservative movement has stifled debate. and if you go out and you dare to stand out in a crowd, whether it's on taxes or regulations or in the past on immigration, you were completely shunned from the party. finally there's an understanding we've got to grow the party. what we've been saying for quite frankly for years and getting at
. >> just lie and say yes. >> michael dukakis did not go to the swearing in of george h.w. bush, he watched on tv and ate a tuna sandwich. >> god love him. a lot of times the losing candidate is a senator or congressman any way and has to be there anyway. >> stephanie: right. but he was too busy pumping gas and looking like a smelly hobo. >> and trying to stay out of ann's way. i don't think she had a good day yesterday. >> stephanie: yeah i speculate she will never have sex with him again. he said we don't want to put her out there a lot. we don't want people to get sick of her. trust me a little goes a long way with this bitch. what? what did i say? >> and millions of americans gathering around their tv rooting against a horse. >> stephanie: he said he didn't get why he had to take that extra step and say i'm not going to watch. it is just another gaffe. and rachel maddow said him putting the word out that he wouldn't attend made himself the story. >> i think the entire convention lacked of mittness. >> stephanie: right. you wanted to see if you could detect an actual expres
, shep. george her members walker bush and george w. bush. the first president bush suffering from respiratory illness. is now back at home. george w. bush, current predecessor chose to send their regrets. having said that we shouldn't overemphasize or even suggest that partisan gridlock is a negative. our system. in fact the founders were deliberate in their attempt to check power by making sure we had checks and balances. by dividing the powers between our government so that no president could become a dictator. no president could become a monarch. so no member of congress could be left without plenty of colleagues and staffers and oversight from. one thing for sure the very fruition what the founders intended the government stays small and by the people. shepard: carl, thanks. first order of the day is lunch as we approach the top of the hour. it is 1:00 on the east coast, 10:00 a.m. on the west coast, this is fox and my network's continuing coverage of the inauguration of the 44th president of the united states for the second term in office. it is lunchtime. here is how this da
all of our presidents were there, including george h.w. bush and george w. bush and i can tell you firsthand that there were several boos in the audience not just for george w. bush, and h.w. bush, but for barbara bush and lawyer a bush. i don't know if we are at less of a divide. president obama will set the tone today. that may be a foreshadowing of things to come as he goes into his second term and they remain at loggerheads. joining us throughout the day brit hume and chris wallace are with us here on the set. let me ask you about that. it was an unfortunate event, the because, i can tell you i heard them and they were loud and it was an unfortunate moment. are we in less of a partisan moment now. >> i don't think so. it goes to one of two pieces of clearly unfish eurbd business frounfinished business, to sue night the count kraoe which has not occurred. we are more divided than before. and get the economy on a surround recovery to get out of a recession that we've had. the pieces of business hangover the president. he has proven that you can get reelected in a weak economy, wh
with us. >> thank you. >> former president george w. bush and his father, former president george h.w. bush, aren't attending this inaugural. president -- former president bill clinton and jimmy carter are. we are waiting to see president clinton. stand by for that. also taking a closer look at the downside of winning another four years of the white house. it doesn't always go so well. the second-term curse, as some call it. that's coming up as well. first, though, inaugural flashback. >> let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. >> we all remember the phrase the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. but even more important than the phrase was the whole attitude that fdr had. he projected optimism and projected forward movement. people felt that's the mystery of leadership, that somehow the depression they were suffering, they weren't going to be alone anymore. they had a leader who was going to take care of it. when you have diabetes... your doctor will say get smart about your weight. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they h
washington, thomas jefferson, abraham lincoln and teddy roosevelt and george w. bush. >> that's what i'm saying. >> i think george w. bush. maybe fdr. >> stature, yeah. >> two roosevelts is confusing. >> maybe. i have to think about it and announce it tomorrow. we will be at the nationals games and spring training coming up very, very soon. thanks very much for that. >> sure. >> a prominent republican not mincing words saying his party needs to stop being stupid. they are meeting in north carolina. what they can do to rebound and remake their brand. would you take it? well, there is. [ male announcer ] it's called ocuvite. a vitamin totally dedicated to your eyes, from the eye care experts at bausch + lomb. as you age, eyes can lose vital nutrients. ocuvite helps replenish key eye nutrients. ocuvite has a unique formula not found in your multivitamin to help protect your eye health. now that's a pill worth taking. [ male announcer ] ocuvite. help protect your eye health. [ male announcer ] when we built the cadillac ats from the ground up to be the world's best sport sedan... ♪
: what did he have to say? >> hal told a story about how george w. bush was on the david letterman program, and during a break -- like a writer or something -- >> i think she was a writer -- >> right. she came in and handed david letterman some papers or something -- and george w. bush grabbed a shall that she was wearing -- >> a sweater or jacket or something. >> and wiped his glasses off on her article of clothing. >> and hal said he wiped his glasses on her skirt. and news busters called it wasn't a skirt! gotcha! >> stephanie: it is still just as douchy. the "stephanie miller show" in stephanie's absence regrets the error. >> missing the point entirely. >> stephanie: exactly. can i have some listener comedy whatever -- [ bell chimes ] >> stephanie: jim's favorite comments on yahoo, rocky mountain mike sent us this who was in a hissy in dc. last friday kfor posted a story on its facebook page about how president obama would be using the lincoln bible for the unofficial inauguration and the screen capture of that. so some of the comments. jared he should n
, but man there has been unprecedented disrespect for this president. when did -- george w. bush didn't go to the inauguration mitt romney didn't go to the inauguration. but they haven't impeached him for his private life or called his wife a lesbian. there is no doubt some of them are racist, but their contempt is reserved for the working class of america. because that's who they keep choosing to hurt time and time again. these guys choose to hurt you. >> stephanie: one question -- you don't mean lesbian like a bad thing, right? >> did i say lesbian? >> stephanie: yes. >> i believe the president doesn't like turtles. >> stephanie: okay. 46 minutes after the hour. back with more fridays with fugelsang on the "stephanie miller show." >> announcer: talk radio you can dance too. it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪ on this planet for something more. i want this show to have an impact beyond just informing. an impact that gets people to take action themselves. as a human being, that's really important. this is not just a spectator sport. vanguard is all-new with a world
clinton and george w. bush as the third consecutive two-term president. when he takes the oath of office for the second time in the last 24 hours. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> the office of the president of the united states. >> the office of the president of the united states. >> that makes a total of four oaths of office. today east ceremony on martin luther king employing bibles by martin luther king and president lincoln. an address down the mall toward lincoln's memorial where dr. king gave his most famous speech. to spell out the country his vision for the next four years. it is america's quadrennial celebration of the office of the presidency, the orderly transition of power, the luminaries, the singers, the salutes, the speech, the pomp, the circumstance, the second inauguration of president barack obama starts right now. >>> welcome to washington. it is chilly but frankly bearable outside as the country prepares to celebrate the peaceful maintenance of power, the transferns of power fr
lazear, hoover institute fellow and former chief economic advisor to president george w. bush has some ideas on what washington needs to do before the new debt deadline is upon us. ed, thank you for joining us. so what -- >> pleasure, thank you. ashley: what should congress do before that debt ceiling again comes upon us and what's the likelihood they will do it? >> well i'm not so sure they should be focusing on the short run at all. they should think in terms of what are things they need to do to grow the economy. if you look at the history of economic growth since the economy got out of the recession, formally got out of the recession back in june of 2009, we've had growth of about 2%. the long-term growth rate in this country is about 3%. so, a recovery usually means that you're growing at rates that are better than the average, in order to catch up. we're not even growing at rates near the average. ashley: right. >> what congress and the president need to do is focus primarily on things that would get the growth rates up. i would putnam per one on the list, focusing on the tax cod
that's one of the key things that this party has to do. you do it quickly. george w. bush always did it when he was president. somebody comes out and says something stupid like the congressman from georgia, paul brown, a couple days ago said barack obama, he didn't follow the u.s. constitution. he followed the soviet constitution. it doesn't cost republican leaders anything to speak out and say, that is a stupid and offensive remark. it offends swing voters. let's talk about issues that are going to balance the budget, save medicare and get americans back to work. we've got to speak out against the stupidities. bobby says we've got to stop being the stupid party, and you start by disciplining your most stupid members. >> joe, that's right. bobby jindal said last night that the party needs to stop insulting the intelligence of the american people. joe, he's going to use his platform as chairman of the republican governors association, also as one of the most obvious of the 2016 candidates to make these points. he said government needs to be much smaller. he said that we need about hal
is more self-aware than i perhaps thought he was on this. he's been looking at george w. bush's early part of the second term. but the question is what are they going to do about this? they do have a lot of things on their plate with gun control. how much are they going to push this? senate democrats, as you've been saying all morning, are their biggest problem here. >> can you talk about that? because i heard john barrasso, a republican leader in the senate, talk about, gosh, a large number of senate democrats that are running in states where barack obama got below 45%. >> it's tough for them. >> democrats are running in republican territory two years from now in a lot of these senate races, right? >> no question. and a lot of these issues, obviously like on gun control and things are things that these senate democrats don't want to talk about at all. the re-election prospects -- i mean, it's too early to say who's going to be controlling the senate after 2014, but democrats will have an uphill climb. you look at senator kay hagen from north carolina. she has a tough re-election fight on
away. katty, i criticized george w. bush for eight years for massive reckless spending. he allowed the federal debt to go up 6 trillion dollars during two terms. barack obama allowed it to go up six trillion dollars over one term m. that just continues moving forward. we can't afford this anymore. >> right. you can't afford the european model, which has imposed massive austerity and kill growth when the country is still-the-you have a long term problem of deficit and long term problem of the country of growing inequality i think is something the president was trying to address, not good -- >> none of that matters if we don't take care of long term debt. i'm not talking about slashing an burning short term budgets. we don't need to balance the budget now, we need to take care of long term debt. >> if your party is serious about that, they have to develop a credible voice on it. i don't disagree with you. that balance in the conversation is needed. >>> coming up here the dubliner -- any conservatives here? he's wearing a bow tie. he must be a conservative. up next, reverend al sharpt
immigration reform. president bush didn't do that, president george w. bush did not accomplish that. that could be it. and then the supreme court dealing with the gay marriage issue. the courts could handle that, and that may be taken out of the president's hands. >> and big on climate change, as well. >> and a lot of symbolism, especially the inauguration happening on mlk day. but you were in the crowd. what exactly did you see, what are some of the sights and sounds? >> reporter: you know, paula, i was fortunate enough to be only about 75 to 100 yards away, which is a lot closer than a lot of people got. and the crowd was very excited and very respectful. there were a lot of young people. the biggest cheers came when he mentioned gay marriage. the young people surrounding me just erupted in cheers and so you could tell that that is going to be a big issue, that he could take on the next four years. he got the biggest support from that from this crowd. >> that comment was extremely telling. he put it in the same line as the women's voting rights and with the civil rights act, in te
that george w. bush won his first term in? >> this is the party that believes they are cutting taxes on the wealthiest of americans and it will create jobs. >> right. so bobby jindal, you know, the rnc came out with its blueprint of what went wrong. i don't think they are going to answer those questions. but the problem is they are going to hurt now or later. it's better to hurt now but they have to change and can't just tinker. >> they have to change so much i don't think they will be able to do it. a friend of bill. i will be back with the day's parting shot, wrapping up the week here on "full-court press." >> this is the bill press show. [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. [ female announcer ] what would you call an ordinary breakfast pastry that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toa
it the last time. they killed it under president george w. bush. they killed it and wouldn't do anything about it on the first term of president obama. yes, the republicans lost the latin 0 vote, big-time in 2012. but will those right-wing conservative republicans who blocked it before will they support comprehensive immigration reform this time around? maybe, because their own survival as a party depends on it. what do you think? 866-55-press. how important is it to you family. >> heard around the country and seen on current tv this is "the bill press show." [ music ] (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. (vo) she's joy behar. >>current will let me say anything. what we need are people prepared for the careers of our new economy. by 2025 we could have 20 million jobs without enough college graduates to fill them. that's why at devry university we're teaming up with companies like cisco to help make sure everyone is ready with the know-how we need for a
, the parade gets underway. here now to join us, former george w. bush chief of staff, andy card. andy, thanks for being here. this is always an interesting day to watch, with the pomp and circumstance. all of the things that focus the country's attention on the transfer of power. your thoughts on this day, and looking back into two times that you were a part of this. >> oh, it's a great -- it's a great day to celebrate america and i love this constitution and the fact that you have article one hosting the brand new article two swearing in and the article three doing the swearing in, so you've got congress, the president, and the supreme court all there on the same stage and now they're enjoying a wonderful lunch where they're going to have very brief speeches, but say they're going to get along and work together and then they'll pile into limousines and the parades will start and just tremendously exciting. i love watching the inauguration. i love the state of the union, or the inaugural address that the president gave. i didn't agree with everything he said. i thought it was kind of a parall
reagan was president and george h.w. bush was running and so was pat robertson. president reagan didn't endoargs his own -- didn't endorse his own vice president until robertson dropped out of the race. i don't think joe biden is going to run. >> you don't think so? >> i don't think so. >> john: i would like him to. >> he will be 74. >> he will do whatever he wants. >> i think he will be a wonderful statesman like jimmy carter was. >> john: he will be very useful. he'll do public speaking. he will do whatever he wants. he's such a powerful advocate for progressive causes. to be honest, it is gate everyone is putting a laurel wreath around hillary's head. i think dennis kucinich kept a lot of the democrats honest when they were running in 2008 and 2004. and i wouldn't be broken hearted if elizabeth warren ran against hillary. i think if the democrats give it to her then that's going to be really kind of a drag and disappointing. i help to is a bit more interesting. >> yep, i do too. all right. it is time to take a break. so let's do that now. >> john: when we come back, i with a tonigh
. >> bill: he was not there. former president bush was not there, george w. by the way. he said that he had to stay with his dad. his dad is very, very -- declining fast. he thought it was important to stay in houston. right back. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: hey, good morning everybody. what do you say, january 22nd. so good to see you today. this day after a glorious inaugural day yesterday here in washington, d.c. indeed, it was a glorious day. starting out with that great inaugural ceremony at the capitol. a very powerful inaugural address by president obama. a lot more -- a lot more meat and lot more fire in that than people expected. then great music provided by james taylor and kelly clarkson and beyonce. very colorful inaugural parade.% two official inaugural balls last night. and today a big day of prayer. a ceremony at the national cathedral. we continue to celebrate here this glorious day when all americans can celebrate the president's second term and also a great day of renewal for our american democracy. we got it covered from every angle. we'll take your calls as well. but firs
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